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Osteria Santa Caterina

#122 of 1,386 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 582264
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Bologna, Italy
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small Osteria off the tourist path, very good antipasti with cured meat, I also loved the wine of the house, a local Sangiovese. I had pasta filled with spinach and cheese, very good. The staff is ´very nice and attentive, I loved the authentic and warm atmosphere, a real Bolognese Osteria!

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New York
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a recommendation from a friend who is originally from Bologna and it was even more amazing than we expected! Santa Caterina serves delicious, very delicious food. The place is small and cozy so maybe a reservation is needed on certain nights. I love that its located in a quaint street close to a gallery Palazzo Albergati so we... More 

Thank Ruza M
ramat hasharon
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

During our stay in Bologna we had lunch twice in this osteria Is a small quite place with special short good menu. Excellent different kinds of prosciutto and cheese from different parts of italy great tortellini and lasagna verde and melanzana a la parmegianna Don'T miss their special smarcarfone Recomended

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Bribie Island, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Our accommodation recommended this Osteria and I read an article online beforehand about how the owner likes to personally explain the day's specials and take orders so was looking forward to the interaction as I speak reasonable Italian. We were not even greeted with Buonasera! Other staff looked after us, none of whom spoke English and we felt a tad... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I was staying at an Airbnb quite nearby and the host recommended this place. On a hot Friday afternoon I had pasta and bean soup and prosciutto and melon, plus water, 1/4 wine, and coffee -- 31 Euros. So not cheap, but the service was great and the food was outstanding. The dishes I had were specials for that day,... More 

Thank Michael V
Jersey, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Normally an osteria is simple food but the Osteria Santa Caterina cannot be categorised under the normal understanding of "simple". It is simply outstanding. The choice of antipasti is wonderful; the very best of prosciutti even including the Spanish Jamon Iberico. Pasta is fresh and the tortellini en brodo or tortelli with ricotta and spinach is one of the best... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Loved this place, went back twice in 5 days :) The tortellini in broth was great as was the eggplant parmesan. And OMG the rosemary focaccia in the bread basket. The space was small but very cosy and chill, wine selection was great and so was the menu. Service was probably the most attentive we had, which was nice change.

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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

we went there twice during our stay in Bologna. Everything that We took was excellent. We advice to begin with a plate of " ham and cheese" that you can share. Also the wine of the casa , sangiovese is excellent. For a Nice evening Dinner you can count an average of 70 euros for two people all in. We... More 

Thank Kim D
Bologna, Italy
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Lunched here with friends and experienced friendly service. The place filled up for lunch but the dishes came out promptly. Everyone in the group enjoyed their meals - I tried one of the 'Porta' plates (a variety of cold meats and cheeses - different selections named after each of the old wall doors of Bologna) - delicious. Today's chocolate torta... More 

Thank soniat164
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

A great little place that all the real Biassanot (the Bolognese term for the Anglo-Saxon 'nighthawks') know and love since decades, Osteria Santa Caterina is now managed by Stefano, who, despite being fairly young, is a old hand at restoration and never missed a beat. The Osteria was good and friendly even before he took over, now it's a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 582264

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